16 x 24 Archival pigment print
United States of America
Iemanjá, a series of seven images, is meant to serve as a catalyst for reflection of how we relate to the natural world in both contemporary and traditional practices. Here the photographer stands with unique gestures while leveraging long exposures to create a sense of blurred boundaries between the oceanic and human bodies. As the visual meditation lengthens, the body progressively unifies with the sea. Similarly, practitioners of Brazilian Candomblé become supranatural when they offer their bodies as mediums, including to their Orixá (spirit) of the ocean and motherhood, Iemanjá.